Welcome to the mother@work Awards 2008!
This year's event took place in the prestigious State Room at No.11 Downing Street. Our thanks go to everyone who attended, including our inspirational speakers and worthy winners, to make this the best mother@work Awards yet.
Below are our winners receiving their awards along with pictures of the event itself.
The mother@work Awards winners 2008
Employer of the Future - Microsoft
Fiona Cannon of Lloyds TSB and the CBI presents Claire Smyth, Group Manager, Partner Marketing at Microsoft with the award for Employer of the Future.
Best People Manager - Claire L'Enfant, Routledge
Baroness Prosser OBE, deputy chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission presents Clare L'Enfant, Director of Humanities at Routledge with her award for Best People Manager
Best Mumpreneur - Tanya Rostron, Water at Work
Tanya Rostron, Water at Work, receives the award for Best Mumpreneur from Mike Faulkner, Group Director of the National Business Awards for which she also receives a complimentary entry.
Most Exceptional Working Mother - Geeta Sidhu Robb
Geeta Sidhu Robb receives the award for Most Exceptional Working Mother from comedienne, author and TV presenter Jo Brand.
Geeta also receives a spa day for two at her choice of Champney's Spa.
Best Family Support - Natalie Gladman and Family
Sarah Brown and Actress and author Arabella Weir present the Gladman family with the award for Best Family Support - winning her family a long weekend holiday at one of the wonderful Luxury Family Hotels (www.luxuryfamilyhotels.co.uk)
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We are delighted that Jo Brand came to present one of the awards. Jo, as well as being a comedian, author and TV presenter is also a mum of two.
Actress and author Arabella Weir was a fantastic speaker at last year's awards and we were delighted to welcome her back to present an award again this year.
Singer, author and Radio 2 presenter Janey Lee Grace has been a supporter of the mother@work Awards since year one - her support and help have been invaluable and we were delighted to welcome her back as a judge.
Here's a quick reminder of last year's event at City Hall..
Fame Academy voice coach Carrie Grant brings a touch of glamour to the awards..!
Admiring the view of Tower Bridge from City Hall
mother@work founder Denise Tyler with actress, author and Grumpy Old Woman, Arabella Weir
A capacity audience enjoying the speeches and prize giving